A Popular Omega-3 Pet Supplement Was Recently Recalled—Here’s Why

Omega-3 supplements sold on Amazon and Chewy are affected after a dog got sick. Here's how the pet supplement recall impacts you.

If you typically give your dog Omega-3 supplements, you might want to double-check which product you’re using before you administer their next dose. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of a popular pet supplement. Read on to find out more, and what you should do if you own these pet supplements.

What pet supplement was recalled?

A Florida company that produces Omega-3 supplements for dogs recalled its products from the market due to a dangerously toxic level of vitamin A, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The supplement was recalled because one dog reportedly had symptoms of vitamin A toxicity after consuming it. The company, Stratford Care USA, Inc, pulled multiple brands off the shelves in response to what it called a “single Serious Adverse Event from a sole consumer.” No other Stratford Care USA, Inc products were affected. This follows the high-profile Purina dog food recall that is still in effect.

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for dogs. However, if your dog ingests higher, dangerous vitamin levels, it can lead to health issues and illness. Depending on the length and level of exposure, symptoms of vitamin A toxicity may include general malaise, anorexia, nausea, peeling skin, weakness, tremors, convulsions, paralysis and even death. According to the Merck Veterinary Manual, toxicity occurs when dogs consume 10 to 1,00o times the normal daily allowance of vitamin A.

What brands are affected by the pet supplement recall?

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The omega-3 supplements for cats and dogs were distributed throughout the United States in veterinary clinics, retail stores and online retailers such as Amazon and Chewy. The white plastic container containing 60 soft gels has markings on the bottom of the container stating “lot 31133 EXP 04/13/23” and “lot 30837 EXP 10/26/22.” The product was privately labeled under various brand names. The full list of brand names and product codes follows:

  • Orlando Vets; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • All Creatures Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • All Veterinary Supply, INC; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Jungle Pet; Skin+Coat Omega-3 Soft Gels; 85000395223
  • Animal Medical Clinic; Omega V3 Softgels; 169682510808
  • Animal Medical Clinic Melbourne Beach; Omega V3 Softgels
  • Animal Care Hospital; Omega-3 Fatty Acid Max Strength Soft Gels
  • Animal Medical Center; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Barnes Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Brentwood Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Clinton Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Clyde’s Animal Clinic; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Coastal Animal Clinic; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Columbia Hospital For Animals; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Compassion Veterinary Clinic; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Doc Ladue’s; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Dogwood Veterinary Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Doral Centre Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Eagles Landing Veterinary Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Pet Health Solutions; Omega Caps; 814087005489
  • SPCA of North Brevard; Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • LaVale Veterinary Hospital; Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Twin Maples; Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • University Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Venice Pines Veterinary Clinic; Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Lake Dow Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • MVH Mann Veterinary Hospital; Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • All Paws Animal Clinic Royal Palm Beach; Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Bottle Tree Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Brookwood Veterinary Clinic; Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Cleveland Park Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Crown Heights Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Eagle’s Landing Veterinary Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • LVH Veterinary; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Mt Orab Veterinary Clinic; Dr. Hayes’s Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Oak Tree Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Patterson Veterinary Hospital – Mason; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Prospect Heights Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Smyth County Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Stateline Animal Clinic; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • The Pet Clinic of Urbana, LLC; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Valdosta Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Viking Community Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Westbrook Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • My Pet Hospital; Omega-3 Soft Gels
  • North Shore Animal League America; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • NPC Northgate Pet Clinic; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Northwest Tennessee Veterinary Services; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Pawstruck.com; Omega-V3 Soft Gels; 850005963080
  • Perry Animal Clinic; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Pleasant Plains Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Seiler Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Stratford Animal Health; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Summerfields Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • SensoVet Animal Health Wellness; Advanced Omega-3 Softgel
  • University Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Vet4Bulldog; V4B Bully Fish oil omega-3 EFA; 603981565911
  • Waggin’ Wheel Vet Clinic; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Wellsboro Small Animal Hospital Veterinary Medical Center; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Wickham Road Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Wilton Manors Animal Hospital; Omega-V3 Softgels

What should I do if I have one of these recalled supplements?

The FDA advises you to throw the product away immediately, taking care to discard it in a container where no other animals (including wildlife) can possibly consume it.

If you purchased a recalled supplement directly from Stratford Care USA, you can receive a full refund by emailing [email protected].


Jason Wilson
Jason Wilson is a Senior Writer at Reader’s Digest. He has covered travel, culture, food, and drinks for more than two decades, and is the author of three books on wine and spirits, including Godforsaken Grapes and Boozehound. He’s written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, and many other publications. He’s had a pizza, a breakfast sandwich, and a dessert named after him in three different countries.